Videnskab.dk writes about news on science for general public. Today there's an article on the PACE-trial, including criticism from the Norwegian professor and paediatrician Kristian Sommerfelt and defence from Andreas Schröder - from the Research Clinic for bodily distress syndrome at Aarhus, Denmark. Original article Google translation Summary: Danish treating chronic fatigue gets criticism from abroad - No studies have provided convincing evidence that graduated rehabilitation and cognitive therapy has an effect on ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome; ed)," said among other Kristian Sommerfelt, a professor at the Clinical Institute 2 at the University of Bergen, Norway. - But the Department for Functional Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital, which is one of the places that offer graduated rehabilitation for chronic fatigue syndrome, rejects the criticism. Some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have the benefit of gradual rehabilitation, shows more research. But scientists disagree on the validity of the results. Gradual rehabilitation is an evidence-based treatment that has a positive effect on many patients, says Andreas Schröder, who is a clinical associate professor and chief physician at the clinic. Andreas Schröder from Research Clinic for Functional Disorders maintains, however, that the PACE study conclusions are valid. "The debate about the program has been running for years and is led by some very dedicated ME-patient associations. I've heard the criticism, but I still have confidence in the study's conclusions. It is peer-reviewed research, published in The Lancet, one of the finest magazines, "says associate professor continues: "Of course, the PACE study shortcomings, but for me to see, it is still the best that is made in this area."